Where you store your medicine can affect how well it works. Learn about storing your medicine to keep it from getting damaged.
Take care of your medicine.
Keep children safe.
It could make you sick. Do not take:
Get rid of unused medicine safely and promptly.
Do not keep medicine in the glove compartment in the car. Medicine can get too hot, cold, and wet there.
If you are going on an airplane, keep your medicine in your carry on luggage. To help with security at the airport:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. How to dispose of unused medications. Updated February 16, 2012. Accessed June 12, 2012.
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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